Blood Transfusion

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Electronic Resources

The NHS subscribes to key healthcare databases, full text journals, e-books and more for its staff. To access these you need to have an Athens username and password. You can obtain one by self-registering at:

An Athens Self-Registration leaflet is available from the Education Centre Libraries at Good Hope, Heartlands, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth hospital

E-Books Collection

(Require Athens Registration)


Staff can access the following Blood Transfusion full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • Advances in Hematology
  • American Journal of Hematology
  • Blood Reviews
  • Blood Transfusion
  • British Journal of Haematology
  • Case Reports in Hematology
  • Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
  • Journal of Blood Transfusion
  • Journal of Hematology and Oncology
  • NEJM Journal Watch Oncology and Hematology*
  • The Lancet Haematology
  • Seminars in Hematology
  • Transfusion Medicine


Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Blood Transfusion professionals.

Anatomy TV

The 3D anatomy resource features anatomical pictures that can be rotated, and layers can be removed in order to expose underlying structures. Access via Athens.

ASK –UHB Discovery Tool

This is a “Google” type tool enabling a “one search” for guidelines, eBooks, eJournals and full text articles. Access via Athens

BMJ Case Reports

Clinically important common or rare conditions. Browse recent cases by specialty, or locate videos and images. Access via Athens.

BSCH Guidelines

Provide up-to-date evidence-based guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of haematological diseases.

Clinical Key

Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information, patient information and images. Access via Athens.

Clinical Skills

More than 160 clinical skills procedures, all in a user-friendly illustrated format and regularly updated. Access via Athens.

Cochrane Clinical Answers


Practical evidence for healthcare decision making.

The Cochrane Library

Full-text access to high-quality evidence such as systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCTs). to inform healthcare decision making.


A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.

NHS Evidence

24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured resources.

Transfusion Evidence Library

This database is endorsed by the Cochrane Collaboration and is a evidence-based resource.

TRIP Pro Database

TRIP is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence. Provided by Health Education England.

UK Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Guidelines 

Guidelines for the UK transfusion community.